Philadelphia Housing Authority Didn't Support Payments for Outside Legal Services

Earlier this year, HUD audited the Philadelphia Housing Authority's (PHA) payments for outside legal services. The audit was a response to a citizen's complaint alleging the misuse of funds, a HUD auditor's concerns regarding PHA's use of outside attorneys on prior audits, and concerns over the large sums PHA paid for outside legal services reported in the media. In fact, PHA paid $30.5 million for outside legal services provided by 15 law firms during a three-year period.

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